Biological Field Technician, Western EcoSystems Technology

Douglas, WY

Position Title: Biological Field Technician

Organization: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Location: Douglas, WY

Organization Overview: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada, is looking for a temporary, part-time Biological Field Technician near Douglas, WY. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Since its founding in 1990, the WEST team has shaped the foundation of what it does, and believes in through core values and key principles. WEST’s work matters to clients, communities, and the environment.

Position Overview: The successful candidate for this position will be able to work independently with the ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with WEST supervisors and clients, have previous experience conducting carcass searches, and have had experience working in extreme weather conditions and navigating rough terrain.


  • Search designated plots beneath wind turbines for bird and bat fatalities and collect data to measure sources of bias in fatality estimation.
  • Responsibilities include:
  • There may be limited opportunities to conduct additional biological surveys.
  • Conduct field work in remote locations.
  • Workload of 25-30 hours per week, with some scheduling flexibility.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred. Field experience for education substitution acceptable.
  • Valid driver’s license (Proof of insurance will be required if personal vehicle is used)
  • Must be able to follow all safety protocols to ensure safe navigation throughout the day.
  • Technicians are expected to use good judgment to stay safe and work efficiently.
  • Must be able to work independently and interact professionally and respectfully with project managers, biologists, technicians, clients, and landowners.
  • Skilled use of compass, global positioning system devices, binoculars, range finders, and digital cameras as well as the ability to maintain equipment.
  • Ability to identify bird and bats within the region, use of guides and keys for identification.
  • Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job related activities.
  • Technician must be equipped with and provide own suitable footwear (steel-toe hiking boots, etc.) and clothing.
  • Follow all WEST safety protocols.
  • Applicants must be in good physical shape, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme.
  • Candidate must be comfortable with hazards typical of the environment (sharp vegetation, driving a four-wheel drive vehicle, dust, extreme heat and cold).
  • Successful candidates must be willing and able to spend a majority of the day (8-12 hours) in the elements, collecting and managing data with great attention to detail and must possess the scientific background to be able to adhere to scientific methods and report results of field studies.
  • After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements.

Start/end dates: May 15 – Oct 31

Salary/Pay: $20 – $22 per hour, $600 monthly housing reimbursement, $200 bonus upon completion.

Application Deadline: May 15

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.